KALASHA: The best on Kenya’s screen feted

Nairobi Half Life emerged the biggest winner at the 4th annual Kalasha Film and Television Awards held last Saturday bagging 5 awards overall.

The awards ceremony was not devoid of a few shockers here and there among them… a Nigerian actress (Rita Dominic) beating Kenyans at their own game by scooping the best Actress Award despite not being a Kenyan. Below is the complete list of the winners:


Best Actor
Amos Odhiambo (Lost In Africa)
Kang’ethe Mungai (Senior Pastor)
Joseph K. Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life)
Sam Kihiu (Valentine Ya Njaramba)

Best Actress
Rita Dominic (Shattered)
Patricia Kihoro (Miss Nobody)
Joan Amara (Miss Pathetic)

Best Supporting Actor
Allan Adika (Shattered)
Olwenya Maina (Nairobi Half Life)
David Ng’ang’a Ndugi (Torn Veil)

Best Supporting Actress
Eclay Wangira (Simiyu Samurai)
Irene Kayeri (Lost In Africa)
Mumbi Maina (Shattered)

Best Cinematography
Simiyu Samurai
Lost In Africa
Nairobi Half Life

Best Sound
Simiyu Samurai
Senior Pastor

Best Director
Tosh Gitonga (Nairobi Half Life)
Gilbert Lukalia (Shattered)
Robbie Bresson (Simiyu Samurai)

Best Short Film
Simiyu Samurai
Miss Nobody
The Victim

Original Score
Tumanka Goes To School
Guardians of the Wild
Challenging and Healing Hidden War Crimes

Best Editing
Simiyu Samurai
Nairobi Half Life
Lost In Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Munene

Best Original Screenplay
Lost In Africa
Nairobi Half Life

Best Feature
Lost In Africa
Senior Pastor
Nairobi Half Life


Best Entertainment Programme
99 Degrees
Get Lifted

Best Comedy
The Pasua Show
Vioja Mahakamani

Best Performance in a Comedy
Peter Sankale (Vioja Mahakamani)
Alex Njuguna (Pasua)

Lead Actor in a Drama
Rogers Otieno (Higher Learning)
Hiram Muigai (Vioja Mahakamani)
Kevin Mbugua (Mali)

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Justin Mirichii (Lies That Bind)
Moses Macharia (Mali)
Elsaphan Njora (Briefcase Inc.)

Lead Actress in a Drama
Lucy Nyaga (Lies That Bind)
Florence Nduta (Lies That Bind)
Mkamzee Mwatela (Mali)
Janet Kirina (Higher Learning)

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Mumbi Maina (Mali)
Caroline Kipsuto (Mheshimiwa)
Eunice Wambui (Vitimbi)

Best Drama
Lies That Bind
Higher Learning



Congratulations to all the winners!

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